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Role of information technology in indian railway


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Role of IT in Indian Railway. How IT has revolutionalized Indian Railway

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Role of information technology in indian railway

  1. 1. Group 1Deepak PalveNitesh PatilPrashant MishraShashank ChauhanSrinivas Mittapelli
  2. 2. Indian Railway Indian Railway was first introduced to India in 1853. The first train route was between Mumbai to Thane. It is fully owned by Republic of India (Indian Government) In 1951 Railways were nationalized and was maintained by Ministry of railway. Now it has become the Second Largest Railway corporation in world under single management. Worlds largest Employers with more than million employees. Indian Railway covers more than 63,327 Kms and network is spread over 6909 Station.
  3. 3.  Indian Railway owns over 200,000 (freight) wagons, 50,000 coaches and 8,000 locomotives. Indian Railway is maintained under 16 Railway zones. Indian Railway is also the largest employer in India, employing more than 1.6 million people. Indian railways uses four gauges BROAD GUAGE, STANDERD GAUGE, METER GUAGE and NARROW GUAGE. The Revenue for Indian railway for the year 2009-2010 was US$ 19.17billion. Net operating income/profit for the same year was US$ 203.37 million.
  4. 4. Use of IT in Indian Railway For Ticketing and Ticket Cancellation Time table information Passenger Information Freight Information Tourist Information Press Releases Railway Board Directorates Budget for the current Financial year IR Personnel (Information about recruiting, training, Vacancies, code manuals) Site Map (information on train route)
  5. 5. Use of IT in Reservation and Ticket Booking In 1986 after the formation of Center for Railway Information System It is used in various form i.e. Online Ticketing, For Railway Reservation, PNR Enquiry, Fares, Rules : Indian Railways’s new portal IRCTC provides basic as well as value added services to public. One can register and get reservation :
  6. 6.  MOBILE You can also check the PNR Status of your reservation. It given as follows : Sms PNR <10-digit PNR No.> to 54959 : Sms HELP TRN to 54959 (This Service is supported by following operators Vodafone, Airtel, Idea, Reliance, Aircel, Tata Indicom) CVM Coupons
  7. 7.  Automated Ticket Vending Machine (ATVM), Smart Card, Electronic Push Button Ticket Vending Machine On Local Train Ticket Counters.
  8. 8. Recruiting and Manpower Management As Indian Railway is India’s biggest employer, all these employees are kept update via GAZETTE or E-Journal. GAZETTE also posts the information about the new recruitment process which is going on and also about the new recruitment which is coming The GAZETTE is provided on following link. : rect.jsp
  9. 9. The Various aspects covered under GAZETTE1
  10. 10. Freight Management Indian Railways makes 70% of its revenues and most of its profits from the freight sector. In 2001 Indian Railway computerized Freight movement operations by establishing Freight Operations Information System (FOIS) The Major Advantage provided by the FOIS is global tracking of consignments in real time. For easy acceptance of customers orders, billing and cash accountal from identified nodal customer centres which may not necessarily be the handling terminals. Introduction of “hub & spoke" arrangement for the
  11. 11. Use of IT in order to ensure safe and secure journey  CCTV Cameras  Special sensors in landslide-prone region  Anti-Collision Device  Track Identification System (TIS)  Use of Smart Card for Identification of the employees working at Railway Station Premise.
  12. 12. Information Technology to Promote Tourism To Promote tourism in India, Indian Railway has taken an initiative it had started many new special trains for Foreign Tourist. E.g. THE FAIRY QUEEN THE DECCAN ODYSSEY HERITAGE ON WHEELS PALACE ON WHEELS These trains can be booked from anywhere in the world, using It also provides some value added services such as Hotel Booking, Car Rentals, Holiday Packages, Rail Packages
  13. 13. Effects Of Information Technology on Indian Railway  Indian Railway has became technically advanced.  Computerization of Freight Operations has effectively increased its efficiency.  Employees are managed more effectively.  Through foreign tourism Indian Railway has increased its revenue.  Computerization has also raised some outrage as step towards Lay-Off and Privatisation
  14. 14. Scope for the improvement No 24/7 Online Reservation Facility. Limited number of servers for online booking. I-Tickets cannot be cancelled online. Only point to point tickets are available. Monthly pass for suburban railway has to be taken in tradition way.
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